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Vaka moana : voyages of the ancestors : the discovery and settlement of the Pacific

Author: K R Howe; Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : David Bateman : Auckland Museum, 2006.
Series: Montana New Zealand Book Awards., History.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chapters cover: the human settlement of the globe; origin and traditions of Pacific peoples; important findings in archaeology, linguistics and genetic studies; traditional canoe building and sailing techniques; pre-instrument navigational systems; ancient Pacific voyaging and trading routes; the arrival of the West and its impact on Pacific peoples; the modern revival by today's Pacific peoples of canoe building  Read more...
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Vaka moana.
Auckland, N.Z. : David Bateman, 2006
(OCoLC)608343303
Online version:
Vaka moana.
Auckland, N.Z. : David Bateman, 2006
(OCoLC)609311044
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K R Howe; Auckland War Memorial Museum.
ISBN: 9781869536251 1869536258
OCLC Number: 122976875
Awards: Montana New Zealand Books Awards History, 2007
Description: 360 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 30 cm
Contents: The last frontier / K.R. Howe --
Polynesian oral traditions / Rawiri Taonui --
Voyaging and settlement / Geoffrey Irwin --
Ocean sailing canoes / Ben Finney --
Navigation / Ben Finney and Sam Low --
Pacific voyaging after the exploration period / Roger Neich --
Two worlds / Anne Salmond --
Western ideas about islanders' origins / K.R. Howe --
Renaissance / Ben Finney.
Series Title: Montana New Zealand Book Awards., History.
Responsibility: editor K.R. Howe.

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Chapters cover: the human settlement of the globe; origin and traditions of Pacific peoples; important findings in archaeology, linguistics and genetic studies; traditional canoe building and sailing techniques; pre-instrument navigational systems; ancient Pacific voyaging and trading routes; the arrival of the West and its impact on Pacific peoples; the modern revival by today's Pacific peoples of canoe building and traditional navigation.

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